Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Sunday that the Centre would not withdraw its class-action suit against Nestle despite the Bombay High Court order lifting the ban on Maggi.
The Centre has filed a 640-crore suit against Nestle at National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission for “misleading” ads and “unfair” trade practices.
“The decision of Bombay High Court does not materially alter, either on law or on facts, the grounds urged in our complaint,” Paswan told PTI. “There is no question of withdrawing our petition… It has been listed before NCDRC for admission and the case is likely to be heard on Monday,” he added.
The government has sought Rs 284.45 crore in basic damages and Rs 355.50 crore in punitive damages.